Victorian State League Division 1

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Victorian State League Division 1
Country Australia Australia
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Founded 1932
Divisions 2
Number of teams 24 (from 2 divisions)
Level on pyramid 4
Promotion to NPL 2
Relegation to State League 2
Domestic cup(s) FFA Cup
Dockerty Cup
Current champions Altona Magic(1st Title) (North-West)
Mornington(2nd Title) (South-East)
(2016)
Most championships Heidelberg United(5 Titles)
2017 Season

The Victorian State League Division 1 is a regional Australian semi-professional association football league comprising teams from Victoria. The league is divided in two divisions: North-West and South-East. It sits at Level 3 on the Victorian league system (Level 4 of the overall Australian league system). The competition is administered by Football Federation Victoria, the governing body of the sport in the state.

History[edit]

The league was founded in 1932 as Division 2 it has had many name changes such as Metropolitan League 1, and Victorian League Division 1. It was only known as State League Division 1 since 1991. Prior to the 2014 season, the league was the second highest in the Victoria. In the 2012 season, Pascoe Vale and Port Melbourne Sharks were promoted to the Victorian Premier League, while Whittlesea Ranges, Dandenong City and Springvale White Eagles were relegated. In the 2013 season, Heidelberg United was promoted back to the Victorian Premier League after being relegated to Victorian State League Division 1 in 2012.

Format[edit]

The champions and runners-up of State League Division 1 are promoted to the National Premier Leagues Victoria 2 for the 2014 season only. The top two teams of the Victorian State League Division 2 South-East and North-West, the third tier in Victoria and the fourth nationally, are promoted to Victorian State League Division 1 the next season and the bottom two teams the State League Division 1 are relegated. In 2016 FFV announced that there would be relegation and promotion to be introduced in the 2017 season[1] with the champions of State League Division 1 North-West and South-East being promoted and the bottom placed team of NPL2 West and East being relegated.

Clubs[edit]

The following 12 clubs are competing in the Victorian State League Division 1 North-West during the 2017 season:

Club Location
Altona East Phoenix Altona North
Altona Magic Altona North
Banyule City Watsonia
Essendon Royals Essendon
Geelong Geelong
Keilor Park Keilor Park
North Sunshine Eagles St Albans
Preston Lions Preston
Sydenham Park Keilor Lodge
Westgate Ardeer
Western Suburbs Sunshine
Yarraville Yarraville

The following 12 clubs are competing in the Victorian State League Division 1 South-East during the 2017 season:

Club Location
Casey Comets Cranbourne
Caufield United Cobras Bentleigh
Clifton Hill Clifton Hill
Langwarrin Langwarrin
Malvern City Kooyong
Manningham United Templestowe
Mooroolbark Mooroolbark
Mornington Mornington
Morwell Pegasus Morwell
South Springvale Springvale South
St Kilda Elwood
Warragul United Warragul

Past Winners[edit]

This is the list of past winners for State League Division 1, also called the Metropolitan League Division 1 and Victorian League Division 1.

Year Competition Winner Points
1932 Division 2 Preston(1) 23
1933 Not Known
1934
1935 Division 2 Moreland(1) 28
1936 Division 2 Nobels(1)*No Final Table 25*
1937 Division 2 Nobels(2) 27
1938 Division 2 Footscray Thistle(1)*No Final Table 31*
1939 Division 2 South Melbourne(1) 24
1940 Division 2 South Yarra(1) 21
1941 Division 2 Navy(1) 18
1942 No Division 2
1943
1944
1945
1946
1947
1948
1949 Division 2 Sandringham(1) 35
1950 Division 2 Western Suburbs(1) 30
1951 No Division 2
1952 Division 2 Moreland(2) 34
1953 Division 2 South Yarra(2) 31
1954 Division 2 George Cross(1) 31
1955 Division 2 Slavia(1) 33
1956 Division 2 Wilhelmina(1) 34
1957 Division 2 George Cross(2) 28
1958 Metropolitan League 1 South

Metropolitan League 1 North

S:Yarra Park(1)

N:Footscray Capri(1)

S:32

N:32

1959 Metropolitan League 1 South

Metropolitan League 1 North

S: Melbourne Hungaria(1)

N: Preston(2)

S:35

N:31

1960 Metropolitan League 1 South

Metropolitan League 1 North

S:Richmond Alemannia(1)

N:South Melbourne Hellas(1)

S: 32

N: 35

1961 Metropolitan League 1 South

Metropolitan League 1 North

S:Preston Croatia(1)

N:Lions(1)

S:34

N:30

1962 Division 1 South

Division 1 North

S:Croatia(2)

N:Richmond(2)

S:39

N:35

1963 Division 1 South

Division 1 North

S:Triestina(1)

N:Alexander(1)

S:39

N:40

1964 Division 1 Croatia(3) 39
1965 Metropolitan League Division 1 Alexander(2) 34
1966 Metropolitan League Division 1 Makedonia Preston(1) 37
1967 Metropolitan League Division 1 Ringwood City Wilhelmena(2) 37
1968 Metropolitan League Division 1 Box Hill(1) 35
1969 Metropolitan League Division 1 Fitzroy United Alexander(3) 37
1970 Metropolitan League Division 1 Box Hill(2) 33
1971 Metropolitan League Division 1 Elwood Austria(1) 36
1972 Metropolitan League Division 1 Prahran Slavia(2) 34
1973 Metropolitan League Division 1 Mooroolbark United(1) 37
1974 Metropolitan League Division 1 Sunshine City(1) 36
1975 Metropolitan League Division 1 Preston(2) 34
1976 Metropolitan League Division 1 Green Gully(1) 36
1977 Metropolitan League Division 1 Albion Rovers(1) 35
1978 Metropolitan League Division 1 Croydon City(1) 38
1979 Metropolitan League Division 1 Western Suburbs(1) 33
1980 Metropolitan League Division 1 Doveton(1) 32
1981 Metropolitan League Division 1 Maribyrnong Polonia(1) 35
1982 Metropolitan League Division 1 Fawkner(1) 46
1983 Metropolitan League Division 1 Western Suburbs(2) 32
1984 Metropolitan League Division 1 Springvale City(1) 41
1985 Victorian League Division 1 Melbourne Hungaria(2) 37
1986 Victorian League Division 1 Oakleigh(1) 44
1987 Victorian League Division 1 Bulleen(1) 42
1988 Victorian League Division 1 Frankston Pines(1) 40
1989 Victorian League Division 1 Mooroolbark(2) 36
1990 Victorian League Division 1 Doveton(1) 39
1991 State League Division 1 North Geelong Warriors(1) 44
1992 State League Division 1 Springvale City(2) 47
1993 State League Division 1 Werribee City(1) 37
1994 State League Division 1 Doncaster Rovers(1) 36
1995 State League Division 1 Bentleigh Greens(1) 55
1996 State League Division 1 Springvale White Eagles(1) 55
1997 State League Division 1 South Dandenong(1) 63
1998 State League Division 1 Westvale(1) 73
1999 State League Division 1 Oakleigh(2) 56
2000 State League Division 1 South Dandenong(2) 56
2001 State League Division 1 Whittlesea Stallions(1) 46
2002 State League Division 1 Frankston Pines(2) 47
2003 State League Division 1 Oakleigh Cannons(3) 52
2004 State League Division 1 Heidelberg United(4) 46
2005 State League Division 1 Kingston City(1) 53
2006 State League Division 1 Western Suburbs(3) 43
2007 State League Division 1 Frankston Pines(3) 47
2008 State League Division 1 Sunshine Georgies(3) 51
2009 State League Division 1 Northcote City(1) 45
2010 State League Division 1 Springvale WHite Eagles(2) 39
2011 State League Division 1 Whittlesea Zebras(1) 44
2012 State League Division 1 Pascoe Vale(1) 50
2013 State League Division 1 Heidelberg United(5) 46
2014 State League Division 1 South-East

State League Division 1 North-West

SE:Eastern Lions(1)

NW:Moreland City(3)

SE: 54

NW: 45

2015 State League Division 1 South-East

State League Division 1 North-West

SE:Mornington(1)

NW:Western Suburbs(4)

SE:53

NW:45

2016 State League Division 1 South-East

State League Division 1 North-West

SE:Mornington(2)

NW:Altona Magic(1)

SE:59

NW:53

Notes:

S: South

SE: South-East

N: North

NW: North-West

*In 1936 and 1938 there are no final tables available Footscray Thistle and Nobels are on the top at the time.

ALL INFORMATION WAS OBTAINED FROM OZFOOTBALL.NET VICTORIAN STATE LEAGUE ARCHIVE[2]

Records[edit]

Most points in a season: 75, Westvale (1998)[3]

Fewest points in a season: -1, Melton Reds (1998)[3]

Least amount of points while winning the title: 18, Navy (1941)[4]

Most points without winning the title: 62, Moorabbin City (1997)[5]

Most goals scored in a single season: 110, Moreland FC (1952)[6]

Most goals conceded in a single season: 174, Melton Reds (1998)[3]

Most titles: 5, Heidelberg United

Most consecutive titles: 2, Nobels (1936-1937) Melbourne Knights (1961-1962) Mornington (2015-2016)

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